HDH Wine

2013 Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac, 5me cru classé

$106.00 $95.40 per Bottle


11 Bottles




"An aromatic wine with a delicacy and suppleness that is exceptional for the vintage with blackberry, mineral, spice and flower character. Very fine tannins...Harmonious." (92-93 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 2014
(JS, 04/02/2014)

Rating: 92-93

"A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this biodynamically farmed vineyard (a rarity, but increasing in the Bordeaux viticulture), had tiny yields of 15 hectoliters per hectare. This doesn't translate into super concentration, but this is certainly an outstanding effort in an extremely difficult vintage. The wine has a dense purple color, and classic crème de cassis, licorice and mocha and espresso roast notes that Pontet-Canet has displayed recently. The wine is medium-bodied, possesses excellent purity, equilibrium and sweet, but noticeable tannin. This is by no means at the level of the great vintages that have been so common of late from this incredible property on the Plateau of Pauillac across from Mouton Rothschild, but it's certainly one of the vintage's more noteworthy efforts. Give it 2-3 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 15 or so years." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #214
(WA, 08/01/2014)

Rating: 90-92
Drink from: 2016-2031

"40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot. 50% new oak. Mushy red fruit that reminds me of great Pinot. Fantastic sweet vanilla oak and really broad, brooding nose. The palate doesn't quite match the nose for complexity - but that may well come, and the balance is really accomplished - supple tannins, medium body, high, integrated acid. But it's the nose that really distinguishes this wine. Tremendous." Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/04/2014)

Rating: 18
Drink from: 2017-2033

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